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The Guardian Confirms UK Members Data Was Accessed in Ransomware Attack
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The Guardian Confirms UK Members Data Was Accessed in Ransomware Attack

The Guardian has revealed that during the ransomware attack that hit its systems on December 20, 2022, threat actors obtained the personal information of UK staff members. Anna Bateson, the chief executive of The Guardian Media Group, and Katharine Viner, the editor-in-chief of The Guardian, sent an email to staff members on Wednesday with the changes. The incident has been referred to by the executives as a "very sophisticated cyber-attack involving unauthorized third-party access to parts of our network," which was probably brought on by a successful phishing attempt. Additionally, they said that The Guardian was not the direct target of the attack. A ransomware assault invading a network via a simple phishing attempt is a tale as old as time, but we frequently hear events of t...